Thursday, August 11, 2016

August Layouts by Debbi Tehrani

We've Been Friends Forever

Hi, 2Crafty fans! I"m here to share a couple of layouts with you today. 

My friend Laurie is a little camera shy, so I was so happy to have a recent snapshot with her.
 We've been friends forever--well, since high school anyway! I made this page for her birthday.

To frame the photo, I used the "Chained Circle Frames." First, I coated the chipboard
with gesso. I didn't have any paint or ink in a color to match my papers, so I mixed up a
 bunch of different watercolor paints until I got a matching color and painted the circle.
For some reason, it wasn't wanting to dry, and I was getting impatient, so I sprinkled
some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. 

For my title, I used words from two different sets, "Friendship Mini Word Pack" and
 "Mini Word Set 2." I used black embossing powder for the "forever" and mixed up
different watercolor paints for the friends, and used clear embossing powder over that."

I wanted the detailing to show up on the "Mini Camera," so I used a silver leafing pen by Krylon.

I echoed the checkered tile floor in my photograph with the 2Crafty  
"Checkerboard Clumps," which I colored with a paintbrush dipped into
 Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine spray, which gave it a little shimmer. 

I used the silver leafing Krylon pen on the "Light Bulb" to preserve the lovely etched detail.
 The little heart, from "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" was treated the same as the word "Friends." The arrow from the "Asst Arrows" was cut off in the closeup photograph (you can see it in my layout above). I left it white from the gesso coating it.

2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Chained Circle Frames
Friendship Mini Word Pack
Mini Word Set 2
Checkerboard Clumps
Mini Cameras
Light Bulbs
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Asst Arrows

Hello Sweet Home

My niece and her husband just bought their first home, so I thought I'd make a page
 for them to commemorate this important milestone. I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

I just love the new lovely loopy "Hello" and wanted to make it a focal point of my page. 
It looks enormous on my page because I scrap 8 x 8, but I love how big it looks--
it makes a statement! I coated all my chipboard with gesso, as I almost always do when
 I set out to make a page because I'm never sure how I'm going to treat the chipboard.
 I used two colors of stamp ink to coat the Hello. I also used stamp ink on the word
"sweet," which" was from the "Friendship Mini Word Pack," and then I used a
 tiny polka dot stamp with gray stamp ink to give it a little texture. 

I left the birdhouse with the gesso coating and then colored in the entrance hole with a
 teal marker and used stamp ink and a paintbrush to color the roof. The little bird was 
coated with blue stamp ink, and then added their address on top. The bird and house are
 from the "Birdhouse" set.

The leaves poking out above the flower were snipped from the "Tiny Leaf Stems."
  I also used several shades of stamp ink to color them.

The key, which came from the "Keyholes and Locks" sheet, was coated with silver
embossing powder. The little hearts are from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars," and I 
treated them the same as I did the word "sweet" in my title.

To echo the doily I used, I chose a piece from the lovely "Lacy Border Set" at the
 top of my page and left it with just the gesso coating.

2Crafty Products Used on this layout:
Friendship Mini Word Pack
Tiny Leaf Stems
Keyholes and Locks
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Lacy Border Set

A Fond Farewell

I'd like to share an extra layout on which I used the fabulous 2Crafty filmstrip.

I made this page for the current challenge at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.

I used the "Small Filmstrip," coated with a lovely glittery embossing powder,
 to fulfill the filmstrip clue in the Case File.

Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my pages. I hope I've given you
some ideas for using the awesome 2Crafty chipboard!


Di Garling said...

Great post as always Debbi. You are so creative in the way you use chipboard. LOVE these. 😄😄

Tania Ridgwell said...

These are fabulous! Love the colours in the first one :)

Rachael Funnell said...

These layouts are FANTASTIC Debbi.... :)

Lisa Griffith said...

Love them Debbi, they are so vibrant and full of life!

Valerie Ouellet said...

Beautiful layouts Debi. Very good use of the chipboards. Xx

Anita B said...

Totally Kool layouts..xx

Mary Catt said...

Fabulous layouts!!!